I am an international student and a certain university that I'm applying to for a Masters in Media and communication has asked me to state my career objectives in my home country. Now, I wish to pursue a PhD and continue in the same discipline after finishing my masters preferably in the same university. Should I mention that instead? The gist is that I have just finished one masters degree in my home country and have some part-time work experience but my long-term career objective is to pursue a PhD.

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    Welcome to Academia SE :) The application form asks you to state your career objective and your career objective is to pursue a PhD... it seems self explanatory to me, is there a reason why you think you shouldn't write that? – astronat Sep 12 '18 at 19:36
  • Being new to the process of grad school admission which is vastly different from what happens here in my home country, I was not sure about whether it is a good thing or not. The last thing I want to do is lie on my application and that, for me is a big no-no. So, I wanted to be as honest as possible and I wasn't sure how people react to something like that. – drdoom Sep 13 '18 at 11:34

Yes, you certainly can mention it. Moreover, this is in many cases, a good sign. When I was on an admissions committee for a masters program, we in fact looked favorably on people who wanted to do our program and go on to a PhD. This seems to be a common attitude; if students from a program go on to PhD programs that makes our masters program look good.

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